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Black Lives Matter

Sarasota rally against police shooting of black men

So far this week Alton Sterling was shot an killed by police in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Philando Castile was shot and killed by police in Minnesota. Minnesota’s governor asked for a federal investigation in...
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Environmentalists object to Sarasota comp plan changes

The Sarasota County Comprehensive Plan is being updated and some environmentalists are concerned that at the same time protections of the public interest will be eroded. Commissioners approved changes to the comp plan Wednesday. Listen...
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Pinellas mosquito control confident it can contain Zika

The first Zika-related case of microcephaly in a baby born in Florida was announced this week. The baby’s mother contracted the mosquito-borne disease outside the U.S. So what can you do to reduce the likelihood...
Florida State House District 68 candidates

Three Florida House District 68 candidates face off

There are two Democrats and one Republican running for the Florida House seat being vacated by St. Petersburg Democrat Dwight Dudley; WMNF spoke with all three of them Wednesday morning about whether they agree with the...
Koch Brothers

Critic of Koch Brothers takes shots at their policy prescriptions and political spending

In this show we look at the Koch Brothers and how they influence public policy — we hear from two guests: one is from the Charles Koch Institute and the other is a writer who was...
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Tampa Bay SDS hosts Orlando shooting “speak out” at USF

University of South Florida students will remember the victims of the Orlando shooting with what they’re calling a “speak out” on Friday. It’s being organized by Tampa Bay Students for a Democratic Society. WMNF News...
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St. Pete Pride ups security, expects new supporters

Organizers expect about a quarter of a million people this weekend at St. Pete Pride; and because of the recent mass shooting at an Orlando gay nightclub, organizers believe there will be an outpouring of support...
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Carlos Beruff responds to Marco Rubio entering Senate race

Florida U.S. Senator Marco Rubio has re-entered the race for Senate. For months he insisted he would not seek re-election to the Senate and ran an unsuccessful campaign for president instead. So far three of his...
Peta Lindsay v Hillary Clinton

Former presidential candidate “another level of furious” that Clinton used her in campaign video

Likely Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton put out a campaign video this month on breakthroughs for women. But a woman who ran for president four years ago with the Party for Socialism and Liberation says...
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Supporters shield Orlando Pulse shooting victim’s funeral from protesters

On Saturday members of the Westboro Baptist Church loudly protested the wake of one victim of the Pulse shooting in Orlando. But the anti-gay church members were met by counter-protesters who shielded grieving family members...
Leonard Peltier

Peltier supporter: Obama clemency would be “his last opportunity at freedom”

One of the most famous prisoners in the United States is housed just north of Tampa at United States Penitentiary, Coleman.; some people even go so far as to call American Indian activist Leonard Peltier...
LGBT Pride

St. Pete Pride expects larger crowds honoring Orlando victims

One of the largest gay pride celebrations in the south happens this weekend in St. Petersburg, Florida. So, what are plans for St. Pete Pride and what are the security concerns? To find out, WMNF...

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